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Committee on Animal Care solicits feedback

The Committee on Animal Care (CAC) is soliciting information that would aid MIT's effort to maintain the humane care of animals used in research.

Established to ensure that MIT researchers working with animals comply with federal, state, local and institutional regulations on animal care, the CAC inspects animals, animal facilities and laboratories, and reviews all research and teaching exercises that involve animals before experiments are performed.

If you have concerns about animal welfare, please call the CAC at 617-253-9436, send your concern to the CAC office (Building 16-408) or You may also contact MIT's vice president for research, Claude Canizares, at 617-253-3206 or The issue will be forwarded to the CAC chair and the attending veterinarian.

All concerns about animal welfare will remain confidential; you can choose to remain anonymous and will be protected against reprisal. The CAC will report its findings to the vice president for research, the director of the Division of Comparative Medicine and the individual who reported the concern.

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